26 Dec '11, 2am

#madagascar: Image: new bird discovered in Madagascar

#madagascar: Image: new bird discovered in Madagascar

Picture: New lemur in Madagascar (12/15/2010) Researchers have discovered a new species of lemur in Madagascar. Picture: unknown carnivore discovered in Madagascar lake (10/10/2010) Researchers have identified a previously unknown species of carnivore lurking in one of the world's most endangered lakes. Durrell's vontsira (Salanoia durrelli), named in honor of the late conservationist and writer Gerald Durrell, was first photographed swimming in Madagascar's Lake Alaotra in 2004. Subsequent surveys by scientists at the the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the Natural History Museum, London, Nature Heritage, Jersey, and Conservation International confirmed the mongoose-like creature was indeed a new species. Photos: 'Tarzan' chameleon discovered in Madagascar (08/31/2010) Scientists have discovered a new species of chameleon in a small block of rainforest in Madagascar.

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0224-hance_bird_mad.html

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